it's now friday. >> nobody has been here. somebody get here, help us, please. >> there are police in the snabed, and as we filmed they detained a young man suspected of looting. >> did you make your way through a eerily quiet neighborhood like this and see people's possessions on the ground, homes, like this one here, completely obliterated, it really is hard to comprehend that this is new york city, the financial capital of the world. and putting right what's happened here is going to take many months and maybe longer. >> back on the main road this was the cue to buy petrol. supplies are low, tempers being tested, as strangers are thrown together in misery, some struggling to make sense of what's happened. >> it's a disaster, a disaster. and i say we could not -- god does not want people to go through this thing. i don't know what's happening.